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Velankanni

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Vailankanni is a city in Tamil Nadu in India.

Understand[edit]

Velankanni is a major piligrimage center for the catholic community in India. It is the location of the Shrine of Our lady of Good Health dedicated to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ.

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By air[edit]

Nearest airport is Tiruchirappali that is about 165 kilometers from here. It is well connected to rest of India.

By rail[edit]

Vailankanni now has got its own railway station. Trains ply between Vailankanni and Nagapattinam/Nagore (train numbers 76813, 76817) every day. Check the Indian railway website[www.indiarailinfo.com] for more information.

By road[edit]

Buses are available for Chidambaram, Chennai, Madurai, Pondicherry, Trichy(141kms) and Thanjavur (89kms). Buses run from Nagapattinam. Velankanni is connected to all the major towns and cities in and around Tamilnadu. Regular bus services are available to Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, Kanyakumari, Thanjavur and Pondicherry etc.

From Chennai[edit]

Universal Travels operates bus service from Chennai to Velankanni, the bus is a AC Seater bus. It departs from Chennai at 1pm.The Fare is Approximately 360 INR.There is a Non A/C Seater/Sleeper which departs from Chennai at 9pm and the fare is 310 INR/370 INR.There is a Non A/C Seater/Sleeper which departs from Chennai at 10pm and the fare is 300 INR/370 INR.There is a Non A/C Seater which departs from Chennai at 11pm and the fare is 360 INR.One can book the tickets from the following website. http://www.universaltravels.in/site/unisite/index.jsp

RathiMeena Travels operates bus service from Chennai to Velankanni, the bus is a Volvo AC Seater bus. It departs from Chennai at 1:30pm and reaches Velankanni at 8pm.The Fare is Approximately 440 INR.

PRN Subramanian Travels operates bus service from Chennai to Velankanni, the bus is a Volvo AC Seater bus. It departs from Chennai at 1:30pm and reaches Velankanni at 8pm.The Fare is Approximately 340 INR.

From Bangalore[edit]

Gokulraj Travels operates bus service from Bangalore to Velankanni, the bus is a non AC Seater bus. It departs from Bangalore at 9pm and reaches Velankanni at 6am the next day.The Fare is Approximately 490 INR

SPS Travels(Rukma Travels) operates 2 buses from Bangalore to Velankanni, the bus is a non AC Seater/Sleeper bus. It departs from Bangalore at 9pm and reaches Velankanni at 8am the next day.The Fare is Approximately 460 INR TO 550 INR

Universal Travels operates bus service from Bangalore to Velankanni, the bus is a non AC Seater/Sleeper bus. It departs from Bangalore at 8pm and reaches Velankanni at 5am the next day.The Fare is Approximately 500 INR. One can book the tickets from the following website. http://www.universaltravels.in/site/unisite/index.jsp

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Vailankanni church was raised to the status of basilica in 1962 by His Holiness Pope John XXIII.

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Try the fresh fish fries available at the sea side ... made as your choice ...but only if you are satisfied with cleanliness.

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Velankanni is a coastal area.Therefore it is very hot during summer. There are a lot of shops selling cold water and other cold drinks(non alcoholic).

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The church authorities have simple affordable rooms beginning from Rs.60 to Rs 300.There are also other private hotels/lodges.

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